Medicine: PILLS FOR THE MIND

New Era in Psychiatry

THE treatment of mental illness is in the throes of a revolution. For the first time in history, pills and injections (of two inexpensive drugs) are enabling psychiatrists to 1) nip in the bud some burgeoning outbreaks of emotional illness, 2) treat many current cases far more effectively, and 3) in some instances reverse long-standing disease so that patients can be freed from the hopeless back wards of mental hospitals where they have been "put away" for years.

When Cincinnati's Dr. Douglas Goldman told fellow psychiatrists last May that "the revolution...

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